Democrat: Miscarriage is ‘Just Some Mess on a Napkin’
Rep. Wendy Ullman faces backlash for callus remarks
Earlier this week, Pennsylvania state legislator Rep. Wendy Ullman (D-Bucks) referred to miscarriage as “just a mess on a napkin" while expressing her opposition to a Republican-sponsored bill, sending shockwaves amongst pro-lifers.
Democrat Rep. Ullman was arguing against the bill supported by Republicans seeking to handle the remains of the aborted and miscarried with dignity.
The House Bill 1890 would require abortion clinics and healthcare facilities to cremate or bury such unborn children, instead of throwing them out like medical waste.
During a House Health Committee meeting the Democratic lawmaker said:
“[House Bill 1890] refers specifically to the product of conception after fertilization, which covers an awful lot of territory."
“I think we all understand the concept of the loss of a fetus, but we’re also talking about a woman who comes into a facility and is having cramps and — not to be, not to be, concrete — an early miscarriage is just some mess on a napkin.”
Vice President for Policy for Pennsylvania Family Institute, Tom Shaheen, immediately denounced Ullman’s tactless statement:
“A miscarriage, no matter how early, does not result in a ‘mess on a napkin’ but the loss of a child,” Mr. Shaheen said.
“Each human life deserves respect, even when lost at an early stage in development.”
“The remains of human beings should be treated better than medical waste,” continued Shaheen.
“Rep. Frank Ryan’s bill is a compassionate effort to help offer some closure to many mothers and families in Pennsylvania.”
A statement from the Pennsylvania Family Institute added:
“Every Pennsylvanian should be appalled at such a heartless comment, which devalues life and ignores the pain experienced by so many women and families in Pennsylvania."
But among liberals and Democrats alike, insensitive comments concerning the loss of the unborn are not new.
In June, radical feminist and author Sophie Lewis defined pregnancy as "gestational work" and described abortion as "acceptable violence" and "a form of killing that we need to be able to defend.
"Lewis's underlying belief is indicative of the radical lefts' ideologies on abortion," she said.
"We're facing a really terrible attack on abortion. In the U.S., where I live, in Northern Ireland and elsewhere. In the past, the strategies that our side has tended to use have included a kind of ceding ground to our enemies."
In 2018, abortion was the number one cause of death, with over 41 million babies being killed before birth, according to Worldometers.
There have been a huge 41.9 million abortions performed as of December 31, 2018, Worldometers reported.